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Author Topic: Coventry City - Possible Explusion  (Read 10109 times)

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Coventry City - Possible Explusion
« Reply #90 on: September 09, 2019, 11:10:08 AM »
They and Bristol city should have been relegated in 1976 when the two of fiddled a 2-2 draw to send Sunderland down

Offline Damo70

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Re: Coventry City - Possible Explusion
« Reply #91 on: September 09, 2019, 12:42:37 PM »
https://www.11v11.com/teams/aston-villa/tab/opposingTeams/opposition/Coventry%20City/
It seems we were unbeaten against them for 42 years between January 1946 and November 1988. That isn't as impressive when you consider we only played the 3 times in the FA Cup up to 1975 though.


I have just watched the goals from that November 1988 game on Youtube. Even after seeing the footage it didn't jog my memory even though I was almost certainly at the game. I remember being at the Boxing Day 3-0 defeat in 1992 (I was talking to Mick Quinn about it once and credited him with a hat-trick and he corrected me and pointed out he only scored two and Robert Rosario got the other). I also remember a 2-0 defeat there in 1990 around the time our title challenge started to falter. We were sitting in the Coventry seats as a friend of a friend had got us some complimentary tickets from Greg Downs.

Offline St AustellAVFC

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Re: Coventry City - Possible Explusion
« Reply #92 on: September 09, 2019, 01:09:19 PM »
https://www.11v11.com/teams/aston-villa/tab/opposingTeams/opposition/Coventry%20City/
It seems we were unbeaten against them for 42 years between January 1946 and November 1988. That isn't as impressive when you consider we only played the 3 times in the FA Cup up to 1975 though.


I have just watched the goals from that November 1988 game on Youtube. Even after seeing the footage it didn't jog my memory even though I was almost certainly at the game. I remember being at the Boxing Day 3-0 defeat in 1992 (I was talking to Mick Quinn about it once and credited him with a hat-trick and he corrected me and pointed out he only scored two and Robert Rosario got the other). I also remember a 2-0 defeat there in 1990 around the time our title challenge started to falter. We were sitting in the Coventry seats as a friend of a friend had got us some complimentary tickets from Greg Downs.

I was in with the Cov fans at that 3-0 game, wasn’t it Boxing Day? I also thought Quinn got all 3.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Coventry City - Possible Explusion
« Reply #93 on: September 09, 2019, 01:17:27 PM »
https://www.11v11.com/teams/aston-villa/tab/opposingTeams/opposition/Coventry%20City/
It seems we were unbeaten against them for 42 years between January 1946 and November 1988. That isn't as impressive when you consider we only played the 3 times in the FA Cup up to 1975 though.


I have just watched the goals from that November 1988 game on Youtube. Even after seeing the footage it didn't jog my memory even though I was almost certainly at the game. I remember being at the Boxing Day 3-0 defeat in 1992 (I was talking to Mick Quinn about it once and credited him with a hat-trick and he corrected me and pointed out he only scored two and Robert Rosario got the other). I also remember a 2-0 defeat there in 1990 around the time our title challenge started to falter. We were sitting in the Coventry seats as a friend of a friend had got us some complimentary tickets from Greg Downs.

I was in with the Cov fans at that 3-0 game, wasn’t it Boxing Day? I also thought Quinn got all 3.



It was Boxing Day and if I remember right it was a lunchtime kick off. I remember a car load of us ended up at The Clock pub near the airport after the game. You have quite a lot of time to drown your sorrows after a lunchtime kick off defeat. Plus it was Christmas.

Offline pooligan

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Re: Coventry City - Possible Explusion
« Reply #94 on: September 13, 2019, 11:47:52 PM »
I remember that Boxing day game,Villa just never turned up.On the way home it was thick fog all the way home,pity it came to late

Offline Damo70

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Re: Coventry City - Possible Explusion
« Reply #95 on: September 14, 2019, 08:54:02 AM »
I remember that Boxing day game,Villa just never turned up.On the way home it was thick fog all the way home,pity it came to late


I can only remember God having three bad games in a Villa shirt. The Beelzebub hat-trick game, the 3-0 home defeat to Wimbledon in 1990 and the Boxing Day game at Highfield Road. If I remember correctly he admitted in his autobiography that his preparation for the QPR and Coventry games was not ideal and he wasn't really in the right condition to play.

Coventry and Small Heath fans are having a real love in at the moment. No prizes for guessing their shared hatred of The Villa plays a big part in their romance.